Renuvion Cosmetic Technology
Renuvion is a minimally invasive procedure that combines the unique properties of cold helium plasma with the efficiency of radiofrequency energy to create a dual thermal effect. Because of the unique heating capacity with near instantaneous cooling, Renuvion leads to minimal thermal spread to the adjacent tissue. This controlled coagulation of tissue leads to a very high degree of precision.
Renuvion treatment can be used to lift and tighten skin on the face, neck and body. It can be used in combination with liposuction to various areas of the body (ie. arms, abdomen, thighs, etc.) to help tighten skin and avoid the need for excision of loose skin leading to large scars. The results are dramatic yet gentle on the tissue.
Renuvion treatment tightens skin almost immediately and also stimulates the production of collagen with ongoing skin tightening seen for 6-9 months after the procedure.
Renuvion Treatment Considerations
During your Renuvion treatment consultation with Dr. Erika Sato, she will discuss with you your concerns about your skin and expectations and goals for the procedure. Most areas of the body can be treated with Renuvion, the most popular areas being the lower face, neck, abdomen and upper arms. Dr. Sato will advise you whether or not you are a good candidate for the Renuvion or if you would be better served with a face/neck lift, tummy tuck or brachioplasty (depending on which areas of your body you are consulting about).
Who is a good candidate for Renuvion treatment?
Most healthy adults are potential candidates for the Renuvion. Dr. Sato will examine you and review your medical history in order to determine whether Renuvion treatment is right for you.
What happens during Renuvion treatment?
Small incisions are made (~5mm in length) in the skin in order to access the subcutaneous plane. A liposuction cannula is first used to “free up” a working space beneath the skin for the Renuvion. The Renuvion is then placed under the skin creating multiple passes in the area being treated. The amount of time needed for the Renuvion portion of the procedure varies on the surface area to be treated. For example, on average, it takes ~45 minutes to treat the abdomen after the liposuction portion is completed.
What can I expect while recovering from Renuvion treatment?
After Renuvion treatment, you can expect your skin in the area treated to swell slightly with bruising. This typically lasts 7-10 days. You will see skin tightening almost immediate with ongoing changes for 6-9 months.
Are the results of Renuvion treatment permanent?
Renuvion treatment is a one-time treatment and the results are considered permanent. Your skin will continue to age over time with ongoing loss of elastin and collagen and therefore your skin in the area treated will regain laxity or become loose or sagging over the years to follow the treatment. Lifestyle changes such as pregnancy, weight gain and/or weight loss and nicotine use can also lead to increased laxity or sagging of the skin in the areas treated. To sustain the results of the Renuvion treatment practice good lifestyle habits such as the daily use of sunscreen, regular diet and exercise and avoid nicotine use and excessive alcohol intake.